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Allow IBM i connection to Fix Central to download PTF iso image files to also use port 990 as well as port 21 for secure downloads.

My company has threatened to disallow a connection to Fix Central using port 21 even if it is secure. This would prohibit the ability to download iso image files from Fix Central to the IBM i. Right now if the command FTP <fix-central> SECCN...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / PTF and Service 2 Not under consideration

Variadic procedures in RPG

In RPG you can make prototypes for procedures where parameter can be omitted, however the datatype and an absolute number of parameters is required in the prototype. For a more polymorphic approach I will suggest to implement variadic procedures w...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Allow OVRPRTF command to specify TOSTMF('/dev/null') to suppress STDOUT from C based objects

Currently the OVRPRTF command will not allow overrides to stream files that already exist. We have been asked by a customer to suppress the creation of spooled files for certain batch tasks. Currently we issue the OVRPRTF command to route this to ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Core OS 1 Not under consideration

Integrated File System option in ACS keeps asking for password for multiple operation

If ACS is set to ask for user and password each app opening (say to open different IFS ACS windows using different users), it keeps asking for password even for EACH sub-operation, like "download". Recreate: open ACS IFS using ask for user and pas...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

In Printer Output in ACS, please add *ALL to the filter functions.

We have many jobs with the same job name and user. When using the filter option, using the Job information section, please allow *ALL in the user and number boxes. Thank you. Darryl Freinkel.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 1 Not under consideration

Allow stored procedures created as *PGM objects to be called as exit point programs

When using the CREATE PROCEDURE SQL statement to create a *PGM Object it is NOT possible to call the generated object outside of SQL; doing so results in an error reporting "Pointer not set". Looking at the code generated as an intermediary step i...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Db2 for i 4 Not under consideration

Declare variables and call procedures directly on the declare

Today if we want to call a procedure that has a return value, we have to declare the variable, data structure etc and then call the procedure like this: dcl-s eligiblefreight packed( 11 : 3 ); eligiblefreight = rlsitm_getEligibleFreight( batch ); ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

New Navigator for i - textured chart support like the heritage Navigator

In the Heritage Navigator - Investigate Data charts, I used textured bar graph a lot and I find this useful feature missing from the New Navigator. Please deliver it soon. Thanks.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / System Management 1 Not under consideration

Must Gather Tool (MGT) Command helptext

MGT is a great set of tools helping you when dealing with problems. The only thing it lacks is proper command help text. Yes there are web pages available dealing with the commands available, but they are not always up to date. When looking at the...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 2 Not under consideration

Enhancement IWS rest api swagger

Show the output fields in SQL api
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Web Serving 1 Not under consideration